Children’s Ministries

We aim to help children grow in their walk with Jesus. We offer a place where kids come to learn about God in a safe, exciting, friendly, and fun environment.

In-person and via livestream

For Children During the Service

We encourage kids to experience worship on their level.

Activity Bags Fidget bags available to help kids listen quietly during worship. Additionally, praise packs are available for older children and include reading and activity sheets.
Children’s Moment with the Pastor
Greenhouse & Little Lambs – age appropriate children’s worship service with a Bible lesson

 

Greenhouse Take Home Page

June 16, 2024

VBS 2024

Take kids back to Hometown Nazareth, where they’ll stand up for their faith among people who doubt that a carpenter’s son is really God’s Son. This is a FREE program for kids entering Pre-school through 6th grade.

VBS Opportunities
Vacation Bible School is June 24-27 from 6-8 PM and will be for kids and families to participate. This is a church-wide event and will take all of us participating. We have all of our Marketplace volunteers, but are still working on sewing tunics. Old sheets (not flowered) make great material for this. “How to” videos are in our weekly email. Contact Carla Bieber, Children’s Ministry Director.

Opportunities

Nursery

For infants to pre-K
We offer a safe environment for parents to leave their little ones. Every week has a Bible story, fun activities, and playtime. The nursery is well-staffed with loving adults who care for your children. Our nursery space is designed to meet the spiritual and developmental needs of our babies and young children while providing a safe and playful environment. In our Little Lambs room, older nursery children will get to do fun crafts, listen to Bible stories, and pray together.

Greenhouse

For children kindergarten through 5th grade
Greenhouse is our worship gathering for children five-years-old through 5th grade that meets on Sundays during the worship service. Your kids will join you in the sanctuary for the first part of worship and will be dismissed after the children’s sermon to their own fun, interactive Bible story teaching time. Trained 6th-8th grade helpers take part in leading this time as well as partnering with smaller children.

Pathways (Sunday Education Time)

For children kindergarten through 5th grade, September-May
Pathways is a time when children play games and do activities to apply the Greenhouse Bible lesson

Gems and Cadets

For 1st through 6th grade
Meeting the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, Gems and Cadets are programs for girls and boys to learn about God and discover new skills.

Vacation Bible School

For four-years-old to 6th grade
Vacation Bible School is a community-wide summer program run by volunteer adults and teens. VBS features fun, interactive ways for children to learn about Jesus and his love for them.

Lesson Plans

See what kids are learning about during Greenhouse and their Sunday education time.

Greenhouse

January 2024

January 7, 2024 – Lesson 5: Ruth and Naomi

January 14, 2024 – Lesson 6: Hannah

January 21, 2024 -Lesson 7: Samuel

January 28, 2024 – Lesson 8: David

February 2024

February 4, 2024 – Lesson 9: Abigail

February 11, 2024 – Lesson 10: Solomon

February 18, 2024 -Lesson 11: Elijah

February 25, 2024 – Lesson 12: Elisha

March 2024

March 3, 2024 – Lesson 13: Josiah

March 10, 2024 – QTR 3 Lesson 1: Ezra

March 17, 2024 -Lesson 2: Nehemiah

March 24, 2024 – Lesson 3: Esther

March 31, 2024 – Bonus Lesson: Jesus

April 2024

April 7, 2024 – Lesson 4: Job

April 14, 2024 – Lesson 5: David Psalm 23

April 21, 2024 -Lesson 6: Jeremiah

April 28, 2024 – Lesson 7: Shadrach

May 2024

May 5, 2024 – Lesson 8: Daniel

May 12, 2024 – Lesson 9: Jonah

May 19, 2024 -Lesson 10: Joseph (Mary’s)

May 26, 2024 – Lesson 11: John the Baptist

June 2024

June 2, 2024 – Lesson 12: Nicodemus

June 9, 2024 – Lesson 13: Disciples

June 16, 2024 – QTR 4 Lesson 1: Rich Man

June 23, 2024 – Lesson 2: Pharisees

June 30, 2024 – Lesson 3: Woman who annoints

July 2024

July 7, 2024 – Lesson 4: Thomas

July 14, 2024 – Lesson 5: Christians

July 21, 2024 – Lesson 6: Peter

July 28, 2024 – Lesson 7: Stephen

August 2024

August 4, 2024 – Lesson 8: Philip

August 11, 2024 – Lesson 9: Paul

August 18, 2024 – Lesson 10: Silas

August 25, 2024 – Lesson 11: Timothy

September 2024

September 1, 2024 – Lesson 12 or 13: Aquila/Priscilla

Little Lambs

January 2024

January 7, 2024 – Lesson 11: Elijah

January 14, 2024 – Lesson 12: Elisha

January 21, 2024 -QTR 3 Lesson 2: Nehemiah

January 28, 2024 – Lesson 3: Esther

February 2024

February 4, 2024 – Lesson 5: Psalm 23

February 11, 2024 – Lesson 6: Jeremiah

February 18, 2024 -Lesson 7: Shadrach

February 25, 2024 – Lesson 8: Daniel

March 2024

March 3, 2024 – Lesson 9: Jonah

March 10, 2024 – Lesson 10: Joseph (Mary’s husband)

March 17, 2024 -Lesson 11: John the Baptist

March 24, 2024 – Palm Sunday

March 31, 2024 – QTR 1 Bonus Lesson: Easter

April 2024

April 7, 2024 – Lesson 12: Nicodemus

April 14, 2024 – Lesson 13: Disciples

April 21, 2024 – QTR 4 Lesson 1: Rich Man

April 28, 2024 – Lesson 3: Woman who anoints

May 2024

May 5, 2024 – Lesson 4: Thomas

May 12, 2024 – Lesson 5: Holy Spirit

May 19, 2024 -Lesson 13: Jesus is coming back

Living Out Our Faith: K-2nd Grade & 3rd-5th grade

January 2024

January 7, 2024 – Loving God’s World: Service – Bird food project

January 14, 2024 – Loving God’s Family: Games & Prayer – Dig In QTR 2.6

January 21, 2024 – Loving God’s World: RTC Missionaries – Sytsmas/Uganda

January 28, 2024 – Loving God’s Family: Games & Prayer – Dig In QTR 2.8

February 2024

February 4, 2024 – Winter Fun Day

February 11, 2024 – Loving God’s World: Service – Pet Toy

February 14, 2024 – Ash Wednesday

February 18, 2024 –Loving God’s Family: Games & Prayer – Dig In QTR 2.11

February 25, 2024 –Loving God’s World: RTC Missionaries – Nigeria Partnership

March 2024

March 3, 2024 – Loving God’s Family: Games & Prayer – Dig In QTR 2.13

March 10, 2024 – Loving God’s World: Service – TBD

March 17, 2024 – Talent Show

March 24, 2024 – Loving God’s Family: Prayer Stations

March 31, 2024 – Easter

April 2024

April 7, 2024 – Loving God’s World: Service – Card Making

April 14, 2024 – Loving God’s Family: Games & Prayer – Dig In QTR 3.5

April 21, 2024 – Loving God’s World: Service – MSU Care Package

April 28, 2024 – Loving God’s Family: Games & Prayer – Dig In QTR 3.7

May 2024

May 5, 2024 – Loving God’s World: Service – TBD

May 12, 2024 – Loving God’s Family: Games & Prayer – Dig In QTR 3.9

May 19, 2024 – Loving God’s World: Service – Picking up trash around the church

Deeper Dive: Grades 4 & 5

January 2024

January 7, 2024 – Elijah and Widow

January 14, 2024 – Elijah and Mount Carmel

January 21, 2024 – God Strengthens Elijah

January 28, 2024 – The Stolen Vineyard

February 2024

February 4, 2024 – Winter Fun Day

February 11, 2024 – Micha Tells the Truth

February 18, 2024 – Elijah Taken to Heaven

February 25, 2024 – The Widow Who Needed Help

March 2024

March 3, 2024 – The Amazing Healing of Naaman

March 10, 2024 – Elijah and the Blind Soldiers

March 17, 2024 – Talent Show

March 24, 2024 – Joash Repairs the Temple

March 31, 2024 – Easter (no Pathways)

April 2024

April 7, 2024 – The Fall of Samaria

April 14, 2024 – Bully and A Threat

April 21, 2024 – Lost and Found

April 28, 2024 – Judah Taken Captive

May 2024

May 5, 2024 – Daniel and the Last Party

May 12, 2024 – Esther

May 19, 2024 – New Walls, New People

Family Faith Formation